Had my father dripping on me the other night at his birthday dinner. Now that I’m at university it means hes the only one whos not going to have letters after his name.
I pointed out that he did actually drop out of school at fifteen. This was true he acknowldged. He didn’t even attempt to sit his school cert exams. This too was true he concceded. He was in one room signing up to be a naval rating while his mother was in the next one negotiating for him to be an officer. He conceeded the validity of this point also. You were the one telling a class of kids who wanted to know why you knew so much that it was because you were not hampered by the advantages of a tertiery education.
“And you’ve got bloody MBE after your name!!!”
See what happens when you drop out of school and never seek to “improve yourself”. I wonder if I’ve actually inherited something that makes me not actually be in the leeast bit impressed with academic achievement but still keep pissing all over the so called competition anyway. I could get the entire alphabet after my name but I’ll still be less impressed with that “achievement” than having been an infantry platoon sergent.